This Year's Highlights

BERLIN 365/24 – Berlin is a happening place

In Berlin, there’s always so much to do, every day of the year, any time of the day – a sparkling array of events, highlights, entertainment and culture. Berlin is 365/24. And oftentimes, the trip can be especially rewarding –on New Year’s Eve, for example, when hundreds of thousands of visitors welcome the new year at the Brandenburg Gate. And February, too, is especially notable, as this is when famous movie stars make their way down the red carpet for the international film festival Berlinale. And the Easter holidays traditionally see famous opera soloists coming to Berlin for the Festive Days of the Staatsoper. You may also want to have a look at our Tips of the Day and the Event Calendar!

The Highlights from Berlin’s Event Calendar (pdf).

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Multimedia Show through world's history close to Brandenburg Gate

At the place where once world history was written and the Berlin Wall...

The Gate
04/28/2016 - 12/31/2017

The DDR Museum is the sixth most visited museum in Berlin and introduces its visitors to the history of everyday life in the GDR. A must-see!

DDR Museum
01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017

Yadegar Asisi’s Panorama of divided Berlin portrays an artistically compacted view of the days of the Cold War. Presented here is everyday life set against the...

asisi Panometer Berlin(am Checkpoint Charlie)
09/22/2012 - 12/31/2017

Spectacular dinosaur find! TRISTAN OTTO, one of the world’s best preserved specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex, moved to Berlin in December 2015 when the...

Museum für Naturkunde
12/17/2015 - 12/12/2018

The exhibition in the European House Berlin

With the new exhibition EUROPA EXPERIENCE at the Brandenburg gate, the Information Office of the...

Europäisches Haus
05/14/2016 - 12/31/2020

An open-air exhibition on the Peaceful Revolution 1989/90 will start in the courtyard of the Stasi Museum in Summer 2016.

Stasi Museum (Forschungs- und Gedenkstätte Normannenstraße)(Außengelände/Courtyard)
06/15/2016 - 06/01/2019

The Feuerle Collection - Feuerle's collection of international contemporary and Southeast Asian art and Chinese design is open to the public since October 15, 2016....

Feuerle Collection
10/16/2016 - 12/31/2018

Das Berliner Schloss war einst das prägende Bauwerk der Stadt. Doch im Zentrum stand es nicht von Anfang an. Erst durch die planvolle Erweiterung Berlins in Richtung...

11/25/2016 - 04/23/2017
Festival & set of events

2019 will mark a century since the founding of the world-famous Bauhaus .
Berlin, Weimar and Dessau and partners from Germany and all over the world will be...

Verschiedene Orte
01/01/2017 - 12/31/2019

Die einzigartige Luther-Sammlung der Preußischen Staatsbibliothek, die vor allem zeitgenössische Einzeldrucke in allen Varianten enthielt, setzte sich aus...

Staatsbibliothek Unter den Linden
01/01/2017 - 12/31/2020

transmediale has grown from its beginnings as VideoFilmFest to one of the most important events for art and digital culture worldwide.

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
02/02/2017 - 03/05/2017

The JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION is a private collection of contemporary international art with a focus on time-based media.

Julia Stoschek Collection
02/05/2017 - 11/26/2017

Contemporary artists in search of a lost masterpiece

Haus am Waldsee
03/03/2017 - 06/05/2017
Classical concert

Opening concert

Barenboim-Said Akademie(Pierre Boulez Saal)
03/04/2017 - 7p.m.
Trade fair & congress

ITB Berlin, short for International Tourismusbörse Berlin, is the world's largest travel trade show. Each year in March, over 10,000 exhibitors present dream...

Berlin ExpoCenter City (Messegelände Berlin)
03/08/2017 - 03/12/2017
Festival & set of events

In his second festival issue the artistic director Berno Odo Polzer will focus on “Time and the Digital Universe”. Special concert formats, contemporary positions in...

Haus der Berliner Festspiele u.a.
03/18/2017 - 03/26/2017
Festival & set of events

Berlin Alternative Fashion Week is a platform showcasing the rise of alternative concepts in fashion. With a week-long programme of shows and marketplaces, it aims to...

Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
03/29/2017 - 04/01/2017

Erleben Sie die Geschichte der Kampfkünste von Beginn an. Fühlen Sie die Magie der besten Akteure ihrer Zeit, eingebettet in einer noch nie dagewesenen Bühnenkulisse...

04/01/2017 - 7pm

An abandoned bank, hundreds of colourful spray cans and the best street artists of the city: these are the basic principles of THE HAUS - BERLIN ART BANG. A project...

THE HAUS – Berlin Art Bang
04/01/2017 - 05/30/2017

The Berlin Half Marathon is one of the classic running events held each year in the German capital.

Start: Karl-Marx-Allee

The Berlin Half Marathon, the largest of its kind in Germany, is also the traditional season opener for recreational and professional skaters.

Start: Karl-Marx-Allee
Festival & set of events

Every year at Easter the FESTTAGE festival draws music lovers to Berlin. Initiated by Daniel Barenboim, it was held for the first time in 1996, and has proved to be a...

Philharmonie und Staatsoper
04/07/2017 - 04/16/2017

Among the absolute highlights of these 2017 celebrations are the three National Special Exhibitions in Berlin, Eisenach, and Lutherstadt Wittenberg. Not only are they...

Berlin, Eisenach, Wittenberg
04/12/2017 - 11/05/2017
Festival & set of events

The countdown is running in Berlin: Up to 13th April 2017 the first International Horticultural Exposition in the German capital grows up. Till October 15, 2017 the...

IGA BERLIN 2017 - Haupteingang „Kienbergpark“
04/13/2017 - 10/15/2017

Freuen Sie sich auf ein stadtweites Gemeinschaftsprojekt zum Reformationsjubiläum von Ostern bis Pfingsten 2017.

diverse Orte in der Stadt
04/14/2017 - 06/05/2017
Festival & set of events

Film festival achtung berlin – new berlin film award presents an entire week full of fresh new movies from the capital: from April 19 to April 26, 2017 over 80 full-...

Verschiedene Orte
04/19/2017 - 04/26/2017
Festival & set of events

Berlin galleries open their exhibitions on this art weekend. Contemporary positions of established artists, as well as promising newcomers will be presented.

Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
04/28/2017 - 04/30/2017

Prince Pückler would be elated: After seven decades the manmade fountains and water scenery in Babelsberg Park can finally be enjoyed once again. Gushing waterfalls,...

Schloss Babelsberg - Potsdam
04/30/2017 - 10/14/2017
Festival & set of events

Jazz is as present and innovative as never before. At the same time Berlin is more than ever the melting pot of European music: Electronic, Classical, Indie and of...

Verschiedene Orte
05/03/2017 - 05/07/2017

The thick walls of Wartburg Castle in Eisenach protected reformer Martin Luther for just under a year after his heresy hearings at the Diet of Worms. Ostracized and...

Wartburg Eisenach
05/04/2017 - 11/05/2017

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.